Wherwell travelled to Crawley in an entertaining fixture, which was fitting for Crawley in their centenary season. Wherwell won the toss and elected to bat. After the fall of 2 early wickets, opener Ed John and Stuart Taylor made good starts before getting out, short of their half centuries. Wherwell maintained a healthy run rate, but wickets continued to fall. With 180 looking a par score, Wherwell struggled on 141-6. However, that brought the partnership of Charles Ingreme and Luke Trebert. Both batsmen played a attacking game, with natural shots see boundaries aplenty. With an entertaining cameo from Barnes, Wherwell finished 214 All Out.
Crawley replied losing early wickets, but their middle order solidified to resist the Wherwell attack. Strike bowlers Robbie Gladwyn and Luke Trebert made inroads, before Barnes came in to the attack bowling a tight line to gain wickets. Crawley finishing 54 all out, with Wherwell winning this timed fixture. Wherwell would like to thank Crawley for the thoroughly enjoyable fixture and their hospitality.
After an unpredictable evening before the game of weather and some hard work from several Wherwell players, the pitch was deemed playable and the call was made to Sway to travel up.
Wherwell’s Sunday skipper won the toss and chose to bat on a damp looking pitch. Openers Stuart Taylor and Jordan Trebert opened the batting and were greeted with some very generous bowling, of which Taylor made the most of it, by reaching his 50 just after 3 overs. This great start from Wherwell made Sway make some bowling changes, to stop the boundary barrage, which worked perfectly as runs quickly dried up and wickets started to tumble. The bowling team stuck at it with rigorous perseverance by pulling Wherwell down to 185 all out, with Taylor finishing on 107no, supported by Alex Gladwyn 25 and Cray Sams 22.
After some fantastic teas, Wherwell went out to field in the wind, with Robbie Gladwyn and Russell Ingram opening the bowling – both causing Sway batsmen problems early on, especially R. Gladwyn with his medium pace swing getting himself 2 well deserved wickets. This good start enabled the skipper to rotate his bowlers, and prevent Sway from generating any momentum as wickets fell regularly. Sway finished on 86 all out. Wickets were shared between R Gladwyn, R Ingram, C Ingram, L Trebert, Adam Cook and Harry Trebert.
Happy birthday Luke Trebert.
KJM sponsored wherwell looked to get back to winning ways in there Sunday friendly against Southampton warriors. Captain Alex Gladwyn won the toss and decided to bat first. Wherwell lost early wickets and after 8 overs were 27 for 3, this brought together inform Stuart Taylor and captain Gladwyn, both batsman batted well and put together an 85 run partnership before Gladwyn departed for 36. Taylor held the innings together striking some lusty blows before being bowled for 96 trying to smash his way to his 5th 100 this season but got Wherwell to good total of 224.
In reply warriors got off to a poor start losing 2 early wickets, with good tight bowling
From Oliver Emslie and Robbie Gladwyn. Unfortunately this couldn’t be followed up with an usually poor display in the field from wherwell, as they were unable to break a big partnership. Eventually Harry trebert and Charles ingrem took the breakthrough wickets. but it was too late as warriors reached the total with 2 overs remaining.